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The Animals of Chernobyl [The New York Times]

Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of Chernobyl, Ukraine.

nytimes.com/2014/05/06/science/nature-adapts-to-chernobyl.html

10 Discoveries Unexplained By Science

Impossible planets, mysterious noises from the deep, and inexplicable artifacts buried for centuries, there are some things even the smartest of scientists struggle to explain. Take a look at the ten most baffling discoveries.

Video Games Don’t Cause Violent Behavior

Everyone just knows that violence is on the rise, especially among kids. Everyone just knows that violent video games have something to do with it. Except violence isn’t on the rise, as we showed in our “Sky isn’t falling episode”. And there’s really no evidence that video games are the cause of violence anyway. Step away from my video games!

Those of you who want to read more and see references can go here:
theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/healthcare-triage-violence-and-video-games/

SCIENCE! 100 lbs (45 kg) of Magnetic Putty

We’ve been selling Magnetic Thinking Putty for years and have always been astounded by the burning questions we’ve received for this ever-popular item.

So, we decided to do some experimentation utilizing a 100-pound ball of Magnetic Thinking Putty and a ridiculously strong magnet.

**For those of you wondering, the large magnet in the video has a pull force of approximately 720 lbs!

Living With Lag - An Oculus Rift Experiment

You wouldn’t accept lag offline, so why do it online?

ume.net, a fiber broadband provider that offers up to 1000 Mbit/s, performed an experiment. Four volunteers got to experience internet’s biggest disturbance in real life - lag.

livingwithlag.com

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